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TommyDee291

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Ok, I posted before about trying to overclock my father's aging Emachine PC. Since I know that is near to impossible, I decided just to build him a new one. Not the best but not the worst either. I picked a Intel celeron 1.7 paired with a ASRock M266 Motherboard. After I had the machine built, I started it up, but no video would appear. This has onboard video so thats what i was using. I thought that the bios might have the onboard video disabled... so i tried an agp card.... Not only did that work, but something between the agp slot and the locking bracket got red hot and started to burn and smoke.... So I then tried a PCI video card and still got no luck... Does anyone have any experience with this motherboard? Is this motherboard the cause of the computer problem? Please help!
 

Balrog

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What AGP card did you try, sounds like you toasted something? Does the manual state which AGP cards the MoBo supports, 2x, 4x , 8x?

Regards, Balrog
 
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TommyDee291

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The card I chose is not in question. However, it was an old ATI Rage Card.... the card is fine, but the main reason for my post is why I can't get any video to show up... A friend of mine had a similar issue when he was building his and it turned out his motherboard was bad. Is this the same problem?
 

lanman31337

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Well, if something started to get red hot and smoking, that leads me to believe that something's wrong. You gave "burn in" a whole new meaning :~. Balrog is right, what video card did you use? 1x/2x cards are one voltage, 4x cards are a second voltage, and 8x cards are a third. Wrong card in the wrong slot would cause problems, but it seems to me you had a bad board from the get-go.
 

Quailane

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I know this might annoy you, but are you SURE you did everything right? Sometimes I mess with a pc and I forget to plug something back in and the comp doesn't boot and I get really scared but its no problem, like ram wasn't seated properly. Try resetting the cmos to see if it will start then.
 
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TommyDee291

TommyDee291

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Quailane, I know what you mean. I've built several computers so the chances of me messing up is slim. The one thing I didn't try was reseting the CMOS... On this motherboard it is strange. You have to break the circuit "using a paper clip" it says in the manual. In most boards its just a jumper, so I dunno... I guess I can give that a try.
 
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TommyDee291

TommyDee291

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Well reseting the CMOS didn't work.... So I am going to RMA it back to newegg... As I was inspecting the motherboard, I didn't notice any P4 12v Connector... does a celeron need that 12v connector?